LaunchPad > Creating and Using Markers in video assessments

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 4, 2018Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 19, 2018
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What are markers?

Markers are a set of labels that you can create for marking up a video in your Video Assessment Program, similar to commenting. Markers are time-coded into the video within the comment stream.

Some ways you might use markers are to indicate:
  • Use of crutch words
  • Spatial referencing
  • Behavior tagging
  • Theme or role shifting
  • Slide transitions
  • Finger spelling
  • Facial expression
  • Classifiers

Markers are customizable, color-coded, and automatically saved as a "Marker Set" to your Library for reuse in other Activities.

Marker Sets are how you organize the markers you have created. You can think of them as a group of markers that belong together and that can be easily added to an Activity. (Note: You can have one Marker Set per Activity.)

How do I create a Marker Set?

There are two ways to create a Marker Set: when you create or edit an Activity, or from your Library. When you create or edit an Activity you can create a Marker Set by clicking the +Markers button on the bottom right.

From here you can select a Marker Set you already created or you can create a new set by clicking the +New Marker Set button. (You can also get here from the Library button on your dashboard.)

Here you can title the markers however you’d like and can change the color of the marker by clicking on the colored box. Press Enter to create your marker and the next marker will be ready to name and create. When finished, click Done and OK. Your makers are now ready to use.

Using markers in feedback

Once a Marker Set is enabled for an activity, you'll see the marker bar in the feedback panel to the right of any video in that activity. As the video plays, you can now simply click on a tag instead of typing a comment. Comments are still available if more information is needed.

You can reply to, edit, or delete your markers in the same way you would for comments—simply hover over the tag in the Comments section and select the appropriate tool on the right.

Markers will also show as colored dots in the feedback graph, in the same way that comments do, so you can visually see the distribution throughout the video. Additionally, you can see the combined total of each marker used on the right side of the feedback graph.

If you need to edit or add new markers during critique, you can simply click the Edit button on the right-hand side of the marker column. When you are finished editing, click Done.